Tyler Perry’s recently opened Atlanta studio immediately made him among the most powerful juggernauts in Hollywood, if no one had acknowledged it before, they’re taking notice now. Appearing on the CBS This Morning, Perry told host Gayle King that the compound would also include housing and other support services for LGBT youth.
King went behind the scenes at Perry’s historic, 330-acre movie studio complex in Atlanta. The site features a dozen soundstages named after black icons in Hollywood. Perry is the creative force behind 22 movies, 20 plays and eight TV shows. In this excerpt of King’s interview, Perry talks about the project he’s “most excited about.”